Up until Febuary of this year i was sporting a long ponytail that would always get the way of my activities. Then, on my birthday, i shaved it all off. I'll tell you, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, wrestling, and training for MMA all of the sudden fell very different. I also noticed that being bald is like being in a secret society. Headblade sponsors, making new bald friends, and eventually becoming a member of SlyBaldGuys have all been unexpected advantages of "going against the grain." This whole experience has been like a roller coaster ride. One that i never want to get off.